Vartan Gregorian is seeking a coordinator for a school-based humanities project:
The I WAS THERE Project is a highly integrated Oral History Arts-Based Learning program that strives to preserve and celebrate the history of Fox Point, Providence, Rhode Island.
Founded in 2008, The mission of The I WAS THERE Project is to use oral histories and the arts to engage students at the Vartan Gregorian Elementary School at Fox Point in learning about the history and life of their school, the Fox Point community, and the natural environment that surrounds them. I WAS THERE connects our students with the greater community through public presentations, the Faces of Fox Point photo exhibit and IWT blog forums.
At Vartan Gregorian Elementary School, we believe the historic, artistic and social knowledge we gain from involvement to The I WAS THERE Project (IWT) and Faces of Fox Point is invaluable. The use of the arts and humanities as tools to access the ideals of honoring diversity, past generations, and the changing face of a vibrant neighborhood is central to the purpose of these projects.
Coordinator Position Job Description:
The IWT Coordinator plays an integral role in the program, and has the benefit of having hands-on experience in all areas and phases of IWT. The Coordinator acts as a liaison between the many individuals and entities that make up the I WAS THERE Project including teachers, principal, artists-in-residence, community partners, oral history interviewees, and the IWT project directors.
The Coordinator will assist in scheduling of meetings; preparation and carrying out of written, e-mail and phone communications; attend meetings; assist with project documentation and IWT archives; and technology coordination. The Coordinator will check in weekly with the IWT Project Directors to communicate on status of project and to prepare for upcoming work.
The Coordinator will also assist in the planning, preparation and implementation of IWT’s first Teacher’s Institute to be held over a period of three days in the summer of 2011.
The position averages up to ten hours per week. Schedule is flexible, but applicant must have availability during some school day hours (9:00 am – 3:00 pm). Position begins immediately and runs through July 2011.
Visit The I Was There Project blog at: http://www.iwasthereproject.org to learn more about us.
Please send cover letter and resume to IWT Co-Director, Wendy Warlick at email@example.com
Deadline to apply is: Monday, February 14th, 2011.